Deuteronomy 9:9

9 When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water.

Read Deuteronomy 9:9 Using Other Translations

When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
When I went up the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.
This happened when I was on the mountain receiving the tablets of stone inscribed with the words of the covenant that the LORD had made with you. I was there for forty days and forty nights, and all that time I ate no food and drank no water.

What does Deuteronomy 9:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 9:9

When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of
stone
The tables of the law, the same law which forbid idolatry, and which they had lately heard from the mouth of God himself: even

the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you;
which they had agreed unto, and solemnly promised they would observe and do, ( Exodus 24:7 ) ,

then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights;
and this long stay was one reason of their falling into idolatry, not knowing what was become of him, ( Exodus 24:18 ) ( 32:1 ) .

I neither did eat bread nor drink water;
all those forty days and nights, ( Exodus 34:28 ) .

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